I've been a member of the zone for a few years.. wanting, drooling, wishing..
Time to stop dreaming and start doing!
First things first for me was to take care of the electronics. I've purchased the HobbyCNC 4 Axis Pro kit and assembled them. You can view the build thread for that here: HobbyCNC Pro 4 Axis - Build & Review
The next steps for me was to make sure that my JGRO had a home to live. So today I went and purchased the hardware and lumber to make myself a nice assembly table which will be the stand for the machine once it's done.
I built the table from the designs I posted here: JGRO - Support Table / Stand / Bench
Once the raw lumber (8 2"x4"x8') was cut, assembly of the table took about 2 hours. The only variation of the plan was to double layer the top with 2 1/2" boards instead of one.. taking a queue from counter top builders in doubling their substrate.
Now that the table is built, I think I should have made the legs 30" instead of 36". But time will tell. If it turns out that the table is too tall, I can always cut it down later
The last picture is my shop foreman